Jo Anne C. Laurer, 75, homemaker, club member

June 24, 2005

Jo Anne C. Laurer, a homemaker and former Ellicott City resident, died June 16 from complications after surgery at a hospital in Sarasota, Fla. She was 75.

Born Jo Anne Calkins in Utica, N.Y., she was raised in Rochester, N.Y. She earned a bachelor's degree in English in 1950 from Hood College.

A longtime Ellicott City resident, Mrs. Laurer was a member of the Forest Hill Swim and Tennis Club, where she was the swim team's official time and record keeper. She also edited the club's newsletter and planned social events.

Since 1990, Mrs. Laurer had lived in Sarasota with her husband of 49 years, Donald C. Laurer, a retired financial planner.

Services are private.

Mrs. Laurer is also survived by two sons, Christopher W. Laurer of Lake Mary, Fla., and Philip D. Laurer of Sacramento, Calif.; three daughters, Leslie M. Brenner of Carlsbad, Calif., Deidre J. Laurer of Columbia and Paige E. Jensen of Ellicott City; and seven grandchildren.

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